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Well, April is here and that means Spring has sprung but it also means that we have a new FANGORIA'S DREADTIME STORIES episode for you to stream for FREE or purchase for download. This month's episode is titled "A Heated Premonition" and your genial host, as always, is Malcolm McDowell. Years ago when I was licensing classic radio episodes, one of the episodes that struck a chord with me was the "Suspense" broadcast of "August Heat" based on the 1910 short story of the same name by British author W.F. Harvey (1885-1937).
The radio script for "August Heat" was adapted by Mel Dinelli and produced and directed for "Suspense" by the great William Spier. Ronald Colman starred as an artist who writes down the events of his remarkable - and very hot - August day. After sketching an enormously fat man on trial for murder, he begins walking through town and ends up meeting the very man he'd sketched. In this "Suspense" episode, character actor Dennis Hoey played the fat man, who is self-employed as a monument mason. The hot August Heat has dire affects on both of them and at the stroke of Midnight their lives change forever.
"Suspense" was one of the finest mystery shows on radio and "August Heat" was one of its best presentations. Last year when I begin producing FANGORIA'S DREADTIME STORIES I decided to update "August Heat" with the help of my friend and incredible writer Matthew Elliott. I took the first stab at the script and then Matthew gave it the polish it needed. Our story is titled "A Heated Premonition" and like the "Suspense" broadcast it is based on the W.F. Harvey short story "August Heat." The cast includes Jim McCance (announcer), yours truly (James Nemeroff), Rich Komenich (Charles Atkinson), Lisa Wolf (Martha Atkinson), Tim Tyrrell (Bus Driver) and JoBe Cerny (Mr. Soberin). Here's a cast photo of us at Cerny American Creative where we recorded the episode:
"A Heated Premonition" is yours to stream free the entire month of April. I hope you enjoy it. If you'd like to own it commercial free with extended scenes, please digitally-download it for only $1.99. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this radio series - here's the scoop: FANGORIA'S DREADTIME STORIES is a new-time radio drama series produced in the flavor of classic radio from the 1930's, 40's and 50's but using today's state-of-the-art digital technology. Each and every month a new 45-minute episode will be available for you to hear anytime you'd like just by logging on to the Fangoria website at www.fangoria.com and streaming the episode for FREE (the streams contain a few national commercials).
Each episode will 'thrill you and chill you' but I warn you: These radio dramas are not for the feint of heart. We recommend that persons under the age of 14 not tune in! Although these episodes are meant to amuse and exercise your imagination - they can be quite scary, shocking and include adult language and adult situations. FANGORIA'S DREADTIME STORIES are hosted by acclaimed actor, Malcolm McDowell. They are written by top writers of today and include full casts (often featuring Hollywood celebrities), movie-quality sound effects and original music scores by Fangoria's Editor-in-Chief and accomplished composer, Chris Alexander.
I hope you had a chance to hear "A Good Head on His Shoulders" last month. It was available for you to stream throughout the month of March absolutely FREE. If you missed streaming it for free, you can still digitally-download it (and other past episodes) to any listening device for only $1.99 each. All past shows are available for digital-download at our site indefinitely. The digital-downloads are commercial free with extended scenes (the director's cut). And don't forget that the radio drama scripts of current and past episodes are available for you to print PDF copies for FREE. These are the same scripts used by Malcolm McDowell and the actors. It's fun to print your copy and read along while listening.
And now FANGORIA'S DREADTIME STORIES are available on CD and in special collector editions from AudioGo at: http://www.audiogo.com/
Next month, you won't want to miss the dark humor story "The Dark Enforcer" an original radio play by Barry Richert. It's the story of a comic book store owner who is tired of being bullied so he summons "The Dark Enforcer" mighty protector of the oppressed to vanquish his enemies. I think you're going to like "The Dark Enforcer" very much.
Make sure to tune in to this month's episode -- "A Heated Premonition" and collect them all, commercial free with extended scenes, via digital-download for only $1.99 each or on CD through AudioGo. Thanks for your support and I'll be back next month with my May blog. Please be sure to tell a friend about FANGORIA'S DREADTIME STORIES!
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